Topic: Questions

Topic: Questions


  • Revise the vocabulary for different aspects of identity and culture – this includes family, friends, home, food, fashion, hobbies, and traditions.
  • Master the use of interrogatives like ¿Qué?, ¿Dónde?, ¿Cómo?, ¿Cuándo?, ¿Por qué?, ¿Quién? and ¿Cuál?.

Question Formation

  • Understand how to formulate both open and closed questions in Spanish.
  • Remember the verb comes first in a question, e.g. ¿Tienes hermanos? for “Do you have siblings?”

Applying to Real Life Contexts

  • Apply these questions to aspects such as discussing native and foreign culture.
  • Be able to ask questions about others’ identities and cultures as well as your own.


  • Practice using different tenses to ask past, present and future questions.
  • Use the present simple to ask about general facts and habits, e.g. ¿Qué haces en tu tiempo libre? for “What do you do in your free time?”
  • Use the preterite past tense to ask about specific past events, e.g. ¿A dónde fuiste durante las vacaciones? for “Where did you go during the holidays?”
  • Use future tense to inquire about upcoming plans or aspirations, e.g. ¿Qué vas a hacer este fin de semana? for “What are you going to do this weekend?”


  • Recognise the use of connectives in complex interrogative sentences.
  • Practice using words like ‘y’ (and), ‘o’ (or), ‘pero’ (but), ‘porque’ (because) in question formation.

Negative Questions

  • Learn how to formulate negative questions, e.g. ¿No te gusta la música rock? for “Don’t you like rock music?”

Common Phrases

  • Be familiar with common conversational phrases, such as ¿Verdad? (Right?), ¿No es así? (Isn’t it so?), ¿Entiendes? (Do you understand?)
  • Combine these phrases with your questions to invite further discussion or agreement.


  • Regularly test your understanding through dialogue, written exercises or online Spanish quizzes.